Have You Ever Wondered… How Does a Radar Find a Tornado?
Grades: 3 - 8

Video Description: Meteorologist Wes Browning demonstrates how he interprets radar data and images to locate a tornado.

Unique Video ID: HYEW-3**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Prior to viewing the video, have students hypothesize their answer to the question posed in the title of the video. Then, after viewing, compare what was learned to what they thought in advance.
  • Use the video as part of a jigsaw activity with other Educate.Today videos on tornadoes and/or weather forecasting. Have different groups view different videos and share their learning with the class.


**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.